Empowerment for women at YWCA Spark Your Heart event in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner – March 31, 2017 – by Clifford Skarstedt The YWCA Spark Your Heart event, a youth-led celebration of Women ­ Past, Present and Future, was held Thursday night at Seeds of Change on George St. Tonya-Leah Watts was the event’s keynote speaker. Participants also took part participating in an empowering break-out session. The…read more

YWCA donations surpass $35,000

The Minden Times – March 21, 2017 – by Jenn Watt The YWCA’s matching donations program has been embraced so whole-heartedly that by the end of March, the organization will likely be unable to find matching funds for new donations. But that doesn’t mean there’s not more to do. “We were at $17,877 [donated] earlier…read more

If you think women are not trafficked in Peterborough, think again

Peterborough This Week – March 17, 2017 – by Todd Vandonk Girls as young as 15 are being sold for sex in Peterborough. “Around-the-clock activity at hotels and motels would indicate that it is a big issue,” explains Peterborough police chief Murray Rodd. “It is organized; it is sophisticated and it extremely concerning.” Since February,…read more